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Published by Administrator on 23-03-2012 in

Introduction to Reiki

Reiki is a Japanese word and is pronounced ’Ray-Key’. There are many styles of calligraphy for writing Japanese characters. These are the normal ways to see Reiki written.


The first is an actual copy of Hawayo Takata’s calligraphy and the other is the style commonly used by the Reiki Alliance (another international organization of (Reiki). Both are Japanese calligraphy for Reiki. ’Rei’ is defined as Universal life giving and, like the rays of the sun, it gives life to living things. It is all-knowing; a spiritual consciousness. ’Ki’ is defined as energy:this energy or life force flows through all things that are alive. ’Ki’ is also known as Light, Prana, Chi, Cosmic Energy, or Universal Radiant Energy.

What is Reiki ?


Reiki is a Japanese word and is pronounced ’Ray-Key’. There are many styles of calligraphy for writing Japanese characters.

These are the normal ways to see Reiki written. The first is an actual copy of Hawayo Takata’s calligraphy and the other is the style commonly used by the Reiki Alliance (another international organization of Reiki). Both are Japanese calligraphy for Reiki.

’Rei’ is defined as Universal life giving and, like the rays of the sun, it gives life to living things. It is all-knowing; a spiritual consciousness. ’Ki’ is defined as energy:this energy or life force flows through all things that are alive. ’Ki’ is also known as Light, Prana, Chi, Cosmic Energy, or Universal Radiant Energy.

Reiki is Universal Life-giving Energy and can be used for all purposes, conditions and situations. It can be safely used at any time, in any place and for anything. To practice Reiki, no faith or belief is required. It is successfully used by people of many differing religions, philosophies and ages. It is for everyone. Reiki is the most simple natural healing method I know of. Once a person is reawakened by a Reiki Master with an initiation process, then the ability to transmit this energy will be theirs for the rest of their lives and will flow through their hands naturally.

It is my belief that we are all born with this Universal Life Energy, but that at our reactions to life cause us to become less open, with the result that the natural flow of energy is less pure and less available. Our personality, that is our ego or false self, is the filter for the energy. Practising Reiki can enable us to shift into a harmonious state that is often referred to as an alpha or theta state of consciousness. In these states of being, the filter aspect is harmonized, returning us to our natural wholeness. We are open to the divine moment of love and healing.

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